Facilitators of Change Nutrition/Behavior Counseling


KEEPING YOUR BABY SAFE BEFORE IT IS BORN



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KEEPING YOUR BABY SAFE BEFORE IT IS BORN

OBJECTIVE:
WIC participants will be made aware of avoidable prenatal hazards and of helpful resources in the community for avoiding those hazards.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:


  1. Study Guide (follows)

  2. B.S. Worthington-Roberts and S.R. Williams: Nutrition in Pregnancy and Lactation, 6th edition.



METHOD:
Involving participants in a facilitated group discussion.

MATERIALS NEEDED:


  1. Local community referral list.

  2. Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco: No Friends of the Family



DISCUSSION TOPICS:

Session outline follows.



PRENATAL DISCUSSION SESSION P-4


Session Outline:


  1. Opening the session.

  • Introductions: Introduce yourself. Give everyone the opportunity to know a little about each other, and to practice speaking to the group. Since these topics can make people feel uncomfortable, it is not necessary for participants to give their names. Due dates, number and ages of other children can be shared instead.

  • Icebreaker Exercise – optional, see earlier section of “Facilitating WIC Discussion Groups”



  1. Ask general, non-specific, open-ended questions to open up the session




  • How is your pregnancy going?”

  • What are some physical changes you’ve experienced now that you are pregnant?”

  • What do you like best about being pregnant?”

Questions to increase participant’s comfort level with discussing avoidable hazards:




  • What advice have you received about medicines or drugs and pregnancy?”

  • Have you made any changes in your activities now that you are pregnant?”

  • What activities are most appealing to you now that you are pregnant?”

  • What activities do you think are good for you and your baby?”

  • What help concerning pregnancy do you need the most?”

  • What do you not like about being pregnant?”

  • Have you heard anything about pregnancy you have been wondering or worrying about?”

  • Is there anything about being pregnant you wish was different?”

  • What conflicting or confusing advice have you received about being pregnant?”

  • What old wives’ tales have you heard about medicines or drugs and pregnancy?”



  1. Specific Topics:




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